@BlackDragon727: Is it to be the position of the gay community that statutory rape, age of majority, and age if consent laws are an injustice on par with miscegenation law and denial of marriage equality? Say what?
Sorry, but if insisting that it’s okay for teenagers to have sex with adults is the new cross upon which gay men want to hang themselves, y’all can die on that hill alone. These unsavory excuses for pederasty pop up on every article about gay high schoolers and sex. It’s embarrassing. And here all this time I thought homophobes were way insisting the gay agenda lent itself to sex with kids. Maybe Putin and his ilk are onto something?
The original purpose of the United States Constitution was to protect the rights of rich white men. So what? Our current understanding of it is different. Case law has kept statutory rape laws in place to protect minors from adults and from themselves. What difference, at this point, does the original intent make? Shouldn’t the circumstances matter if the minor isn’t harmed? In terms of sentencing, it already does. In terms of the validity of the laws themselves, no, they shouldn’t. The law has determined (correctly) that minors are going to harmed by sex with adults more often that not, and regardless who initiates due to relative physiological capacity. So if approached and deceived, the onus is — and shall remain — on the adult to walk away from any situation in which he *might* be sleeping with a minor and find instead a *definite* adult, or risk being branded a rapist. Choosing adult sex partners really isn’t that hard. And frankly, that some of you promote the laughable pretense that this is an unjust burden demonstrates why we need statutory rape law.
Forgoing the millions of known, smoking hot adults to get rocks off with “is he or isn’t he?” kids is not worth the risk, to me. But those of you who insist on taking the risk, as is your prerogative, need to accept the potential consequences and stop playing the victim.
@Brian: Whew, not all gays have completely separated from their brains.